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Love him or hate him, you have to admit one thing about Charlie Sheen: The guy is pretty damn entertaining.
The man who stole the 2011 media spotlight from every other celebrity with his bizarre behavior and madcap yammerings is currently making a comeback on the big screen, continuing this weekend with his turn in "Scary Movie 5." If the trailers and clips are any indication, Charlie doesn't do much in the movie beyond hang out in bed with Lindsay Lohan — which is, of course, just fine. Get More »
This Friday will kick off the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, and though our old Revolutionary War adversaries might be our allies now, that doesn't mean the U.S. of frickin' A. isn't ready to bring the thunder.
Using our powers of make-believe and fantasy, we've assembled athletic champions from the entirety of movie history to give us a clear advantage towards the race for Olympic glory in every sport of the XXX Olympiad. Get More »
Paul Giamatti has made something of a specialty of playing sad sacks... and we mean that in the best possible way.
In "Win Win" he's Mike Flaherty, an attorney by day, a high school wrestling coach by night; and while he finds the latter occupation more fulfilling, let's just say he isn't a rousing success at either.
This exclusive deleted scene from the film shows Mike at his day job, dealing with the aging Mrs. Tedesko on the matter of her will. On the one hand, she shows perfectly good sense in answering Mike's question -- but on the other, isn't making his life any easier in a comic back-and-forth that would make Laurel and Hardy proud. Get More »
When a deal pays dividends to both sides involved, it's what they call a win-win situation. And now we've got the ultimate win-win for you: our new "Win Win" DVD giveaway.
We're giving away three copies of the brand new "Win Win" DVD absolutely free and all you have to do to attempt to win is enter.
The only losers here are the ones who don't even try.
"Win Win," of course, is the acclaimed indie hit and Sundance favorite starring Paul Giamatti as a high school wrestling coach who takes a struggling kid -- and potential star -- under his wing. The result, thanks in part to masterful acting from the likes of Amy Ryan and Jeffrey Tambor, is one of the most acclaimed films of the year.
And now it could be yours simply for the asking. You get a great film for free. We get the joy of sharing a cool film.
Now that's a real win win. Get More »
A hit with critics at this year's indie-centric Sundance Film Festival where it had its world premiere, "Win Win" is one of those rare crowd pleasers that manages to uplift and bring a little tear to the eye, without being a cloyingly sentimental flick.
This should come as no surprise given the pedigree involved. Director/writer Tom McCarthy's last two films were the restrained and moving dramas "The Visitor" and "The Station Agent" - warm tales that dealt with loss and taxed on lead characters who overcome odds to come out on top. They also featured exceptional large casts, all bringing their A-game to the plate.
"Win Win" follows suit. Get More »
Alex Shaffer was your run-of-the-mill high school wrestling star in New Jersey before taking a random audition and finding himself the co-star to Paul Giamatti and Amy Ryan in Tom McCarthy's new dramedy "Win Win." Not a bad thing to fall into.
Shaffer thinks he landed the role of Kyle, a troubled runaway Giamatti's lawyer/wrestling coach takes in, because of his innate talents on the mat. But after getting the job, he tried his darndest to learn "how to act." Get More »
As quickly as Sundance ends, its most buzzed about hits are making their way to theaters.
Apple has released the first trailer for director Tom McCarthy's ("The Station Agent," "The Visitor") latest film "Win Win," starring Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Bobby Cannavale and Jeffrey Tambor. In the film, Giamatti plays a lawyer and local wrestling coach who can't get a break in life - that is, until he takes on the caretaking responsibilities of an elderly client and recruits the man's star-athelete grandson to wrestle for his team. Of course, nothing is as easy as the plan in a person's head. Get More »
After 10 days of movie marathons, studio acquisitions and the unearthing of up-and-coming talent, a frigid Sundance 2011 has come to an end. The tears we've shed upon departure are still frozen to our faces.
There were over 100 films that played at this year's festival, and we've picked the best of the best of the bunch, most of which will see the light of day sometime in 2011. Read on and take notes - these are the movies you need to see. Get More »
Sundance Film Festival: a mystifying land where filmmakers from around the world congregate to sip espressos, tip their berets down and discuss how Hollywood is destroying the artistry of the medium.
Well, not exactly. But it is the epicenter for a year's worth of new and exciting independent films, some with distribution and some hoping to find it. With hundreds of films playing, Sundance can be a murky swamp to wade through, but that's why we're here to help.